BUSINESS + ECONOMY

Salt Lake business to relocate to Murray after 119 years; building to be torn down

Apr 14, 2024, 1:30 PM

Signs promoting a "closing sale" are posted UWM Men's Shop in downtown Salt Lake City Monday. The b...

Signs promoting a "closing sale" are posted UWM Men's Shop in downtown Salt Lake City Monday. The business formerly kown as Utah Woolen Mills, is stated to move to Murray before the building is torn down later this year. (Carter Williams, KSL.com)

(Carter Williams, KSL.com)

SALT LAKE CITY — A fifth generation family-owned clothing store that has been a Salt Lake City staple for over a century is moving to a new location in the Salt Lake Valley after its downtown store was determined to be too damaged by a 2020 earthquake to be repaired and will be torn down.

After weeks of privately letting customers know about the impending move, UWM Men’s Shop — previously known as Utah Woolen Mills — formally announced this week that it plans to move. Signs promoting a “closing sale” are now posted on the windows of its location at 59 W. South Temple.

UWM plans to open a new store on the corner of 6100 South and State State in Murray, near Fashion Place Mall, that will open on May 6, while its old location will be phased out in the coming weeks. A farewell party is slated for May 2 to celebrate the business, according to B.J. Stringham, the business’s president.

‘A really big move’

“This is a really big move for us,” he said. “We want to close this chapter with high hopes for the future — and we’re excited for the future.”

Property Reserve Inc., which owns the eight-story building, told KSL.com that the property — sandwiched between City Creek Center and Temple Square — will be torn down later this year over its seismic risks.

Read the full story and more from Carter Williams on KSL.com.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Business + Economy

The site of the old Motor-Vu Drive-In...

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com

‘End of an era’: Motor-Vu Drive-In will soon be demolished to make way for housing

Trees are coming down around the shuttered Motor-Vu Drive-In in Riverdale, Weber County, to be replaced with a housing development, as the demolition process starts.

12 hours ago

Almost half of working Americans say they feel good about their finances, for now. They're feeling ...

Alexandrea Bonilla

Working Americans are worried about their future finances

Almost half of working Americans say they feel good about their finances, for now. They're feeling unsure about the future.

4 days ago

A newly implemented city regulation in Washington DC is making the city and childcare even more exp...

Devin Oldroyd

New law raises Washington DC childcare cost and affects childcare staff

A newly implemented city regulation in Washington DC is making the city and childcare even more expensive and unsustainable for families.

5 days ago

Financial technology, or FinTech is a new minor offered at the University of Utah. This year, they ...

Josuee Sanchez

Graduates from U’s FinTech program join a popular, growing field

FinTech grads will fill roles in businesses that include digital banking, blockchain technology, and artificial intelligence.

5 days ago

housing in rural utah...

Heather Peterson

New report explores similarities and differences in rural and urban Utahns

Researchers analyzed Census data, which showed that people in Utah’s urban and rural communities shared surprising similarities.

5 days ago

a utah child care provider and several children...

Amanda Dickson

Dickson: A look inside the child care crisis

You've heard about the child care crisis in Utah. Parents can't afford child care. Child care workers can't afford to live on what they make.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Salt Lake business to relocate to Murray after 119 years; building to be torn down